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12 Families Displaced By Maywood Fire

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Firefighters said 12 families were displaced after a fire at this apartment building at 1012 Greenwood Av. in Maywood on Dec. 4, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters said 12 families were displaced after a fire at this apartment building at 1012 Greenwood Av. in Maywood on Dec. 4, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

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MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) – Twelve families were displaced from a Maywood apartment building after a fire Sunday morning.

The fire broke out around 10 a.m. at a 24-unit apartment building at 1012 Greenwood Av., according to Maywood Fire Lt. Anthony Morrone.

The fire, which started in the rear of the building, left 12 families displaced.

Morrone said a number of agencies, including the American Red Cross and Helping Hands of Bensenville, had offered shelter to the affected families — up to 25 people altogether.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

The cause was under investigation as of Sunday afternoon.

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